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Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification


Length: 6 months

Fall 2024 Deadline:

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For: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, MD, DO, RN, NP, PA, Psych,
Other licensed health care providers

EIM’s Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification is the premier pain certification for licensed health care providers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. increased six-fold from 1999 to 2017, with more than 400,000 opioid-related deaths since 1999. The Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification curriculum covers treatments such as pain neuroscience education, graded motor imagery, pacing, graded exposure, and more.

TPS is an interdisciplinary pain certification, open to various licensed healthcare providers, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, and others. Our six-month certification is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career and improve patient outcomes, but who need flexibility to work around their professional and personal responsibilities. Choose between a hybrid or online track where you’ll participate in didactic and collaborative experiences.


  • Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competency in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain.
  • Make evidence-based practice an immediate reality in your clinical practice.
  • Enhance your critical thinking and psychomotor skills to improve decision-making and outcomes of care.
  • Improve your knowledge of current evidence related to pain neuroscience.


Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. By taking an EIM continuing education course designed for OTs/OTAs you may qualify for AOTA CEUs. *The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.   


    Scott Newberry


  • Colleen Louw

    Program Director


    Alyson Ellis

    Clinic Director, TexPTS



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